Brian Gutekunst

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Brian Gutekunst
Green Bay Packers
Position: General manager
Personal information
Born: (1973-07-19) July 19, 1973 (age 45)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Career information
College: Wisconsin-La Crosse
Career history
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Brian Willis Gutekunst is an American football executive who is currently the general manager for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL).[1]


Gutekunst was born on July 19, 1973, in Raleigh, North Carolina.[2] His father, John Gutekunst, was the head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team. Gutekunst attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. During his time there, he played on the football team before suffering a career-ending shoulder injury. Afterwards, he served as an assistant coach with the team, including during their 1995 National Championship season. He is married to Jen Gutekunst. They have had four children together.

Scouting career[edit]

Gutekunst spent most of the 1998 NFL season with the Kansas City Chiefs as a scouting assistant. He then joined the Packers as a college scout for the East Coast of the United States. Gutekunst assumed his position in 2012. He got promoted to director of player personnel on March 21, 2016. On January 7, 2018 the Green Bay Packers promoted Gutekunst to become their new general manager to replace Ted Thompson.


  1. ^ Wesseling, Chris. "Packers hiring Brian Gutekunst as general manager". Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Brian Gutekunst". Green Bay Packers. Retrieved 2013-12-30.